408 Manwood v Ellis

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640.

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Jasper Manwood, esq v John Ellis, gent

April 1636 - February 1639


The cause of Manwood's complaint against Ellis remains unknown; however, the proceedings record that depositions were taken from his witnesses which he was due to publish in June 1636 and sentence was ordered for the Easter Term of 1637. No indication of sentence survives, but in November 1638 £20 in costs was awarded against Manwood and he was still being pursued for these in February 1639. [For Ellis's counter suit, see cause 190].

Summary of proceedings

Dr Duck acted as counsel for Manwood and Dr Eden and Dr Talbot for Ellis. After early proceedings in April and May, in June 1636 Manwood was required to publish the depositions of his witnesses. There were further proceedings on 8 November. On 28 January 1637 it was decided that sentence was to be heard in the first session of Easter term. On 20 November 1638 it was decided that Manwood should pay £20 for expenses and, again on 23 February 1639 Dr Talbot sought £20 from Manwood for expenses and the decision was referred to Lord Maltravers.


In April 1638 Jasper Manwood was among the commissioners appointed to investigate frauds of fir timbers and deal boards imported into England.

CSP Dom., 1637-8 , p. 363.

Jasper Manwood may have been related to Sir John Manwood, M.P. Lieutenant of Dover castle. This Sir John Manwood was the son of Peter Manwood of Canterbury.

R. Hovenden (ed.), The Visitation of Kent, 1619-1621 (Publications of the Harleian Society, 42, 1898), p. 144; CSP Dom. 1639-40 , pp. 13, 33-5, 43-5, 369, 562.


  • Proceedings
    • Undated proceedings: College of Arms MS. 'Court of Chivalry' (act book, 1636-8) [pressmark R.R. 68C] (hereafter 68C), fos. 64r-67r (c. Apr 1636)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 68C, fos. 89r-100r (May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 68C, fos. 74r-83v (7 May 1636)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: 68C, fos. 112r-121v (Jun 1636)
    • Proceedings: 68C, fos. 105r-110v (8 Nov 1636)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 68C, fos. 51r-59r (28 Jan 1637)
    • Proceedings before Maltravers: R.19, fos. 400v-412v (20 Nov 1638)
    • Proceedings before Arundel: 1/6, fos. 1-9 (23 Feb 1639)
    • Proceedings: 68C, fos. 70r-73v (c. 1636-8)

People mentioned in the case

  • Duck, Arthur, lawyer
  • Eden, Thomas, lawyer
  • Ellis, John, gent
  • Howard, Henry, baron Maltravers
  • Howard, Thomas, earl of Arundel and Surrey
  • Manwood, Jasper, esq
  • Manwood, John, knight
  • Manwood, Peter
  • Talbot, Clere, lawyer

Places mentioned in the case

  • Kent
    • Canterbury
    • Dover

Topics of the case

  • Long Parliament
  • member of parliament